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Tuesday, December 10, 2019   
Household Math™: What is APR?
by Scott Bilker
Scott Bilker
Scott Bilker is the author of the best-selling books, Talk Your Way Out of Credit Card Debt, Credit Card and Debt Management, and How to be more Credit Card and Debt Smart. He's also the founder of DebtSmart.com. More about and DebtSmart can be found in the online media kit.
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Test your knowledge by trying to solve this DebtSmart, Household Math™ problem! After you complete the problem, you’ll get the solution and explanation.

1. Actually, it’s the abbreviation for Annual Percentage Rate. The APR is quite simply the periodic rate multiplied by the number of periods in a year. For example, if the monthly rate of interest is 2 percent, then the APR is 24 percent because 2 (the periodic rate) multiplied by 12 (the number of periods, or months, in a year) equals 24 percent. Okay, so now that you understand the APR, here is the question: What is the daily rate (one day is the period) if the APR is 14.6 percent?
0.04 percent
1.22 percent
2.44 percent
I don't know!


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